ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day Review (Pros/Cons, Pricing, and More)

ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day Review, Pricing, and More

Do you suffer from dryness, tired eyes, or discomfort when wearing your contact lenses? Are you looking for the highest level of UV protection available in a daily contact? If so, Johnson & Johnson Vision’s ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day with HydraLuxe contact lens is the perfect solution for you!

This daily disposable contact lens incorporates some of the most advanced technology in vision science with the goal of providing you with the ultimate in contact lens comfort.  

ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day with HydraLuxe trial box

Outstanding breathability

One of the key components to contact lens comfort is the amount of oxygen that passes through the lens material to nourish the front surface of your eye (i.e. oxygen permeability or breathability). In theory, another way of thinking about this is the more breathable the lens, the better the comfort.

With this in mind, ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day with HydraLuxe boasts the second most breathable material of any daily contact lens on the market!  

HydraLuxe Technology = tear-like moisture

In addition to its incredible breathability, this lens features HydraLuxe Technology that provides an enhanced network of tear-like molecules that mimic and help support a stable, natural tear film. As a result, this helps minimize friction and maintain moisture on the front surface of the eye, reducing the feeling of dry, tired eyes.   

Best in class UV protection

Providing >90% UVA and >99% UVB protection, ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day with HydraLuxe delivers the highest level of UV protection available through a daily contact lens. Since exposure to UV radiation is known to cause damage to your eyes, this added protection is a welcomed bonus that sets this lens apart from its competitors. 


Powers, availability and more

ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day with HydraLuxe is available in powers ranging from -12 to +8. Therefore, it is designed to fit a large range of contact lens wearers. Also, it has a blue visibility tint and a “123” inside-out marking that make it easier for you to put in and take out.

Acuvue Oasys® 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ contact lenses have "123" inside-out markings

When fit with ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day with HydraLuxe by your eye care professional, you’ll receive a trial box that contains 5 contact lenses for each eye. In fact, Johnson and Johnson Vision has a certificate for a free trial that you can print out and show your eye doctor.

Once your prescription is finalized, these contacts are available for purchase in 30 packs and 90 packs. Also, as noted in the name, they are designed for daily wear and should be thrown away at the end of the day. Therefore, they’re NOT approved to be slept in!

ACUVUE OASYS 1 Day with HydraLuxe blister pack

What people are saying…

From the manufacturer

According to Johnson and Johnson Vision:

  • In a clinical trial, ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day with HydraLuxe Technology outperformed DAILIES TOTAL1 on comfort, vision, and handling.
A chart demonstrating that ACUVUE OASYS® 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ Technology outperformed Dailies Total1® in a clinical trial
Credit: Acuvue Professional
  • In a study of 119 patients who wore both ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day with HydraLuxe Technology and Dailies Total1 lenses for a week, patients with a preference chose ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day with HydraLuxe Technology.
Another chart demonstrating that ACUVUE OASYS® 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ Technology was preferred over Dailies Total1® by patients in a study
Credit: Acuvue Professional

From our eye care team

Dr. Ryan CorteACUVUE OASYS 1-Day with HydraLuxe contacts lens is a great premium daily lens option for patients looking for outstanding comfort and industry-leading UV protection. Also, compared to competitors like DAILIES TOTAL1, patients routinely find these lenses are easier to put in and take out of their eyes. Overall, it’s no surprise to me that Johnson and Johnson Vision has delivered on yet another fantastic contact lens! – Dr. Ryan Corte

Is ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day with HydraLuxe right for you?


  • Designed with superior breathability and HydraLuxe Technology that provides outstanding comfort that lasts all day long.
  • Best in class UV protection (>90% UVA and >99% UVB). 
  • Has a nice visibility tint and inside-out marker that makes them easy to put in and take out.
  • Available in a wonderfully designed astigmatism lens option.


  • Comes with a higher price tag (compared to other dailies).
  • Not yet available in a multifocal lens option yet.

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As mentioned above, these lenses aren’t cheap. Before purchasing them, the best place to look is at your eye doctor’s office. However, if you’re looking to price things out from home, consider checking out contact lens retailers online. Right now a 90 pack of lenses is going for ~ $60-70 a box.

Also, don’t forget about registering for the rebate!

Final thoughts

This is a very exciting time to be a contact lens wearer! Within the last few years alone, the contact lens industry has produced some of the most technologically advanced and comfortable contact lenses in a wider array of parameters than ever before.

Personally, I feel the ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day with HydraLuxe falls just short of Alcon’s DAILIES TOTAL1 in terms of comfort. The DAILIES TOTAL1 offers a higher amount of oxygen permeability and has water gradient lens technology to enhance comfort (see our review of DAILIES TOTAL1 here).

However, despite my opinion, Johnson and Johnson Vision cites that patients prefer ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day with HydraLuxe when compared in a head to head study with the DAILIES TOTAL1. Truth be told, if you surveyed the vast majority of eye doctors, you’d get varying results over which lens is best (i.e. they’re both great)!

Curious if you are a candidate for wearing the ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day with HydraLuxe contact lens? What are you waiting for? Make sure to schedule an appointment with your local eye care professional today!

ACUVUE OASYS® 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ Overview

Year of US market release2015
Base curve (i.e. curvature of the contact lens)8.5 & 9.0
Diameter (i.e. width of the contact lens)14.3
Powers+8.00D to -12.00D
• +0.50D to +6.00D (in 0.25D steps)
• +6.50D to +8.00D (in 0.50D steps)
• -0.50D to -6.00D (in 0.25D steps)
• -6.50D to -12.00D (in 0.50D steps)
Handling tintLight blue
MaterialSenofilcon A
Water content
Dk (i.e. oxygen permeability)
Dk/t (i.e. oxygen transmissibility)
121 @ -3.00
Center thickness
0.085 mm @ -3.00
Wear typeDaily wear
Replacement scheduleDaily (i.e. throw away at the end of the day)
Trials5 lenses
Available for purchase30 or 90 lens packs
Approved to be slept in?No
Inside out markings?Yes
Rebate available?Yes
UV protection?Yes (>90% UVA & >99% UVB)


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Dr. Danny Mack earned his Doctor of Optometry degree at The Ohio State University College of Optometry in Columbus, Ohio. During his training, he gained valuable experience in a variety of clinical settings throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Utah before settling in Hawaii. He currently serves as the Chief of Optometry at Hawaiian Eye Center on the island of Oahu. Dr. Mack regularly manages ocular diseases, provides consultations for eye surgeries, and performs comprehensive eye examinations. He enjoys fitting contact lenses for patients of all ages as well. Dr. Mack won several awards for leadership and service at The Ohio State University College of Optometry and he has a passion for providing quality eye care to individuals in remote locations. He has volunteered his services on eye care outreaches to rural Hawaii, Honduras, and Fiji.